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DELHI POLICE BUSTED FAKE TERRITORIAL ARMY RECRUITMENT RACKET, THREE ARRESTED

April 15, 2019 11:57 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

A team of STARS-1/Crime Branch,R.K. Puram,Delhi has arrested three members of Fake Territorial Army Recruitment Racketnamely Balkishan R/o District- Mahendergarh, Haryana.Age-34 Years, KallepalliSrinivasa Rao, R/o Andhra Pardesh, Age-25 Years and Kottapalli VenkataRamana Rao, R/o Srikakulam, Andhra Pardesh, Age-36 years. in case vide FIR No.99/19, Dt. 13/04/19, u/s 419/420/468/471/120B IPC, P.S. Crime Branch, New Delhi.

Mr. Rajiv Ranjan, IPS Addl. Commissioner of Police, Crime (HQ), Delhi, told that specific information was received in Crime Branch, R.K.Puram that some members of a racket involved in fake recruitment in Territorial Army were active in Delhi and Haryana, who were engaged in cheating innocent unemployed youths of Haryana and other states on the pretext of providing recruitment in Territorial Army.

Accused Kottapalli VenkataRamana Rao hails from village Chimnabadam Palasa, MandalamPalasa, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. Heh as done graduation from Andhra Pradesh University. He was a private schoolteacher and he had taught accused KallepalliSrinivasa Rao. He was engaged by Srinivasa Rao. He used to behave like genuine senior army medical officer as hewas also inspired by Special 26 movie. He posed as senior member ofthe racket imagining as in Special 26 movie. He used to sign the fake armyadmit cards at the time of medical examination of the candidates. All accused are in police custody remand andfurther investigation is in progress.

The gang members used to conduct fake medicaltests in a hotel situated at Bhubaneswar, Odisha and even issued fake admitcards. In pursuance of the said information, a written complaint of one of thevictims R/o. -Mahendergarh, Haryana was received by the STARS-1, R.K. PuramCrime Branch office on 13.04.2019 and immediately investigation is taken up.

A dedicated team led by Insp. Kailash Chander,comprising of SI Chandan Kumar, SINagender Singh, SI Rajneesh Kumar, ASI Priyavrit, ASI Hashim Khan, ASI Ramesh,HCSandeep& Ct. Sudhirwas constituted under the supervision of ACP Shweta SinghChauhan to work out the case. On 13.04.2019,asecret information was received byASI Priyavrit, STARS-1/Crime Branch regardingsome of the gang members wouldcome to Mahipalpur, Delhi to deliver fake army admit card to one of the candidates.On this information, a raid was conducted at service road, under MahipalpurFlyover, Mahipalpur, Delhi and apprehended three members of the gang namelyBalkishan, Kallepalli Srinivasa Rao andKottapalli Venkata Ramana Rao red handed while delivering the fake admit cardand also recovered 11 other fake admit cards and three mobile phones.

MODUS OPERANDI

Accusedpersons are inspired by Special 26 Movie:- Accused Balkishan is themastermind of the gang. He used to provide fake stamps of army officials and medical officials. He also sent unemployed youths to Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, Pune, Maharashtra for conducting fake medical tests/physicaltests. Accused Kallepalli Srinivasa Rao used to prepare fake admit cards and also conduct medical and physical tests of the candidatesasa genuine army officer. He used stethoscope and colour blindness test through books to conduct medicaltest of the victims. Accused KottapalliVenkataRamana Rao used to pose as asenior medical officer of the army and he used to behave like a senior mostarmy official before the victims at hotel. He also used to sign the fake admitcards of the candidates. They have cheated almost 150 unemployed youths of theseveral states so far.

PROFILE OF THE ACCUSED PERSONS AND THEIR ROLES:-

Accused Balkishan hails from Distt.Mahendergarh, Haryana. He has studied up to class 10th. He wasrunning IndiraGandhi Institute for giving thecoaching to the 10th, 10+2 class students.He met one B.K. Singh @ Pankaj who told that he has a link with army personneland recruited the candidates to Indian Army. On this assurance, he startedproviding candidates to him and for the same he took money from the candidates.But, B.K. Singh @ Pankaj cheated him and the candidates started asking him toreturn the money.

After that, he again met B.K. Singh @ Pankajwho introduced himto KallepalliSrinivasa Rao @ Rajkumar at Bhubaneswar and told him to start a newracket to cheat the innocent unemployed youth. Then, he started providingcandidates to KallepalliSrinivasa Rao @ Rajkumar at various fake army centressituated at Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Pune, etc. Initially, he used to sign thefake admit cards. Fake army stamp and medical official stamp were provided byB.K. Singh @ Pankaj. He used to provide forms which were filled by thecandidates at the time of Medical/Physical test at the centre.

Accused Kallepalli Srinivasa Rao hails from village Penta, VeedhiPalasa, Kasi Bugga, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. Hehas done graduation and doing LLB from Andhra Pradesh University. He appearedat various centers for his recruitment in army but, failed. He met one B.K.Singh @ Pankaj who told that he has a link with army personnel and he gotrecruited the candidates in Indian Army. After that, he again met with B.K.Singh @ Pankaj who introduced him to Balkishanat Bhubaneswarand started a newracket to cheat the innocent unemployed youth. Then,Balkishan started providingcandidates to him at various army centres situated at Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore,Pune, etc. Initially,Balkishanused to sign the fake admit cards. Fake armystamp and medical official stamps were provided by B.K. Singh @ Pankaj.

When hewas in Pune, Balkishan came there and took him to Pune Army Intelligence Campto introduce him to his uncle who is Subedar Major. When his uncle was away,then, he wore the dress of his uncle and Balkishan took the photo through hismobile phone. Balkishan later told him to show the photo to the candidates toimpress them being genuine army officer. He used to wear Army T-Shirt and TrackSuit at the time of Medical/Physical test of the candidates at the centre. Healso used stethoscope,colour blindness test books, gloves at the time ofmedical test of the candidates. He used to behave like genuine army officer ashe was inspired by Special 26 movie. He also engaged his mentorKottapalliVenkataRamana Rao in the gang as senior member of the gangas inSpecial 26 movie.

Accused Kottapalli VenkataRamana Rao hails from village Chimnabadam Palasa, MandalamPalasa, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. Heh as done graduation from Andhra Pradesh University. He was a private schoolteacher and he had taught accused KallepalliSrinivasa Rao. He was engaged by Srinivasa Rao. He used to behave like genuine senior army medical officer as hewas also inspired by Special 26 movie. He posed as senior member ofthe racket imagining as in Special 26 movie. He used to sign the fake armyadmit cards at the time of medical examination of the candidates. All accused are in police custody remand andfurther investigation is in progress.

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